2019 NFL free agents: Ranking top players by position, tracking signings

first_imgThis list is updated as players either agree to extensions with their current teams or other veterans are released into the open market. This also serves as a tracker as the deals begin to go down with contract detail reports from the league’s top information brokers at ESPN and NFL Network.SN’s MOCK DRAFT:Giants begin big rebuild after NFL free agencyNFL free agency 2019: Ranking top players, tracking signings1. Demarcus Lawrence, DE/OLB, Cowboys (signed at 5 years, $105 million)Lawrence cooled off a little last season without much help in Dallas’ front four, but he still produced 10.5 sacks and was disruptive overall. (Age: 26)2. Jadeveon Clowney, DE/OLB, Texans (franchise-tagged at $15.9 million)Clowney has developed into a complete, versatile player to the point where he might be an even bigger asset against the run than he is rushing the passer. Houston will do its best to lock in the 2014 No. 1 overall pick for the long term. (Age: 26)3. Trey Flowers, DE, Patriots (agreed with Lions for 5 years, $90 million)Flowers was a force outside for New England, both in his ferocity to get to quarterback and toughness against the run. As expected, he ended up with one of his former play-callers, the Lions’ Matt Patricia, over the Dolphins’ Brian Flores. Detroit had a big edge pass-rushing need with oft-injured Ezekiel Ansah becoming a free agent. There’s no question Flowers can continue to blossom in a scheme he knows well. (Age: 25)4. Earl Thomas, S, Seahawks (agreed with Ravens for 4 years, $55 million)The Ravens moved on from Eric Weddle and saw their linebacker corps lose three starters, so this is a good recovery to get an experienced and impactful back-seven defender. Last season, Thomas proved he was still an elite playmaker before he broke his leg. Returning to full health, he has some fine years left to lead another defense. (Age: 29)5. Grady Jarrett, DT, Falcons (franchise-tagged at $15.2 million)Jarrett, coming off a monster, six-sack season, has emerged as disruptive all-around presence, and he has plenty of productive years ahead. Atlanta will likely extend him beyond the tag. (Age: 25)6. Le’Veon Bell, RB, Steelers (agreed with Jets for 4 years, $52.5 million)Bell got somewhat the money for which he is looking and everyone knows he can still deliver his dynamic running/receiving skill set at high level, now with the bonus of a year off to get refreshed. The Jets were the front-runners for his services and he immediately will be featured with Isaiah Crowell set to join Bilal Powell in not returning. Sam Darnld, Robby Anderson, Chris Herndon, Jamison Crowder and Quincy Enunwa making for a rising passing game that Bell will be help to open up and produce highly in. (Age: 26)7. Adrian Amos, S, Bears (agreed with Packers for 4 years, $37 million)The Packers had to go big at safety after having miserable play at the position, which got worse with their midseason trade of Ha Ha Clinton-Dix. Amos last season blossomed into a great cover man under coordinator Vic Fangio. There is nothing he can’t do at the position, and Green Bay should be thrilled to steal him from its archrival. (Age: 25)8. Frank Clark, DE, Seahawks (franchise-tagged at $17.1 million)Clark exploded with a 13-sack season and also proved to be a strong run-stuffer. Seattle had an easy decision to make in retaining his services as a still-emerging, young player. (Age: 25)9. Dee Ford, OLB, Chiefs (franchise-tagged, traded to 49ers for 2020 second-round pick, agreed for 5 years, $87.5 million)Here is another 13-sack player who did hit the market as San Francisco takes on Ford after Kansas City didn’t want to invest in him longer team, despite releasing Justin Houston. The 2014 first-rounder finally came through last season as the top pass-rusher the team expected him to be. The 49ers might soon be paring him on the edge with either Nick Bosa or Josh Allen in the draft. (Age: 27)10. Preston Smith, OLB, Redskins (agreed with Packers for 4 years, $52 million)Green Bay added this Smith to nail down the other edge of their defense after signing another from around the Beltway (former Raven Za’Darius Smith). Preston Smith is also a great fit for what Mike Pettine wants to do with his 3-4. The sacks weren’t there for Smith (only four) in 2018, but he is capable of a big rebound with his natural speed and strength. (Age: 26) 21. C.J. Mosley, ILB, Ravens (agreed with Jets for 5 years, $85 million)The Jets have greatly upgraded their linebacker corps for new defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, as Mosley cleans up a major weakness. Mosley remains a prolific thumper against the run and can make his share of plays vs. the pass, too. (Age: 26)22. Trent Brown, OT, Patriots (agreed with Raiders for 4 years, $66 million)Brown delivered on the left side unexpectedly for the Patriots after his trade from the 49ers, going from above average in the regular season to terrific in the playoffs. He heads to Oakland with a record contract for the position to help protect Derek Carr and allow second-year first-rounder Kolten Miller to flip to right tackle. (Age: 25)23. Landon Collins, S, Giants (agreed with Redskins for 6 years, $84 million)Collins cooled off last season in a new scheme, and the season ended early for him with a shoulder injury. Durability is a mild concern, but he still got paid as a top strong safety by a division rival filling a glaring need. Washington got some fair play from former Packer Ha Ha Clinton-Dix in a midseason trade, but the team needed a more traditional, run-support guy in that role. (Age: 25)24. Golden Tate, WR, Eagles (agreed with Giants for 4 years, $37.5 million)The Giants get their veteran starter with Sterling Shepard in the wake of the Odell Beckham Jr. trade. Tate remains a tough, scrappy possession receiver who can contribute best from the slot but can also be an asset outside. After showing up in the playoffs, he is the best of mostly weak wideout options in free agency. (Age: 30)25. Mark Ingram, RB, Saints (agreed with Ravens for 3 years, $15 million)The Ravens cut ties with Alex Collins and needed a more versatile power back upgrade from young Gus Edwards. Ingram fits their offensive philosophy to play off Lamar Jackson. Ingram has flourished with Alvin Kamara taking the load off him in New Orleans, and he can still stand out as a complete back in his own right, all the way through finishing drives in the red zone. He also has less mileage than most backs who have been in the league for eight seasons. (Age: 29)Sheldon Richardson, DT, Vikings (agreed with Browns for 3 years, $39 million)The Browns need more disruption in the middle of their front to complement Myles Garrett and Emmanuel Ogbah. Richardson will be a maximized asset for new defensive coordinator Steve Wilks, who worked well with Kawaan Short in Carolina. The former Jet, Seahawk and now Viking is only 28.Tyrann Mathieu, S, Texans (agreed with Chiefs for 3 years, $42 million)The Chiefs needed some safety help to complement Eric Berry and also be a contingency plan for him. They may have overpaid to bring Mathieu to Arrowhead, but he is versatile and coming off a solid all-around season. And he is still only 27.Kwon Alexander, ILB, Buccaneers (agreed with 49ers for 4 years, $54 million)Alexander was a Pro Bowler in 2017 on the strength of 97 tackles and three interceptions, but he played only six games last season before suffering a torn ACL. The active playmaker and tackler got a ton from San Francisco, which was desperate for a cleanup man after the quick fall of Reuben Foster. The Niners hope Alexander will be either the Bobby Wagner in the middle or the K.J. Wright on the weak side in their Seahawks-styled defense.Justin Coleman, CB, Seahawks (agreed with Lions for 4 years, $36 million)The Lions finally found an answer for the slot with a rising young nickel corner. Coleman cashed in as the Patrick Robinson of this year’s free agency, becoming the league’s highest-paid inside cover man. Patricia will deploy Coleman’s skills the way he did with his corners in New England.Adam Humphries, WR, Buccaneers (agreed with Titans for 4 years, $36 million)The Bucs were hoping to keep him, but Humphries, only 25, quickly gained steam as the best slot option on the market in relation his age. The Titans get him for their offense as a complement to Corey Davis. Humphries should became a favorite target of Marcus Mariota.Lamarcus Joyner, S, Rams (agreed with Raiders for 4 years, $42 million)Joyner is one of the rangiest safeties in the NFL with some good crossover skills for the nickel package. With Oakland not retaining its veteran free safeties, Joyner will take over the spot next to hard-hitting Karl Joseph.Ja’Wuan James, OT, Dolphins (agreed with Broncos for 4 years, $52 million)The Broncos needed a new right tackle to replace aging free agent Jared Veldheer. James provides a nice upgrade for a team that struggled with edge protection last year. He is a worthy supporting investment for Joe Flacco. The 2014 first-rounder is only 26.Latavius Murray, RB, Vikings (agreed with Saints for 4 years, $14.4 million)Murray replaces free agent Ingram as New Orleans’ complementary power back to Alvin Kamara, giving him his opportunity to get more significant carries again with Dalvin Cook back healthy and ready for a feature role in Minnesota. Murray. like Ingram, is an older timeshare guy at age 29.Tyrell Williams, WR, Chargers (agreed with Raiders)Williams, 27, completes the Raiders’ wide receiver facelift with Antonio Brown serving as the new No. 1 and the former Charger working as the speedy deep threat No. 2. Oakland got the two best outside options on the market not named Odell Beckham Jr.Tevin Coleman, RB, Falcons (agreed with 49ers for 2 years, $10 million)Coleman, 25, reunites with coach Kyle Shanahan, who deployed him well during the Falcons’ Super Bowl 51 offensive-fueled run. But now the question becomes how big of a role Coleman will have. He could be the lead a la Devonta Freeman ahead of Matt Breida should the team give up on last year’s big free-agent pickup at the position, Jerick McKinnon, whose torn ACL kept him from playing a down with his new team. Either way, Coleman is fresh and explosive and will get key touches in an offense he knows and will succeed in.Donte Moncrief, WR, Colts (agreed with Steelers for 2 years)Moncrief is only 25 and has teased with his No. 1-type skills in Indianapolis and Jacksonville with good size (6-2, 216) for the red zone with some field-stretching ability. With JuJu Smith-Schuster becoming the all-around go-to guy to replace Antonio Brown, Moncrief has a clear shot at solid No. 2 duties for Ben Roethlisberger.Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, S, Redskins (agreed with Bears for 1 year)The Bears lost free safety Adrian Amos, so turnabout is fair play to land the former Packers playmaker, still only 26 years old after a solid half season starting for Washington, where he became a less desired re-sign after the Redskins signed Landon Collins. Clinton-Dix’s game complements Eddie Jackson’s well.MORE: SN’s latest 2019 NFL Mock DraftNFL free agency 2019: Notable tradesGiants trade WR Odell Beckham Jr. to Browns for 2019 first- and third-round picks and S Jabrill PeppersThe Giants got the offer they couldn’t refuse from Cleveland, who gets aggressive to get Baker Mayfield’s new outside go-to guy to pair with slot ace Jarvis Landry, Beckham’s former teammate at LSU. New York continues to blow things up offensively and defensive toward a rebuild while Cleveland reloads for a big playoff breakthrough in 2019.Steelers trade WR Antonio Brown to Raiders for 2019 third- and fifth-round picks:Brown gets his wish to get out of Pittsburgh and cash in as much as he can entering his age-31 season. He will step in right away as the No. 1 working opposite fellow free-agent addition Tyrell Williams.Ravens trade QB Joe Flacco to Broncos for 2019 fourth-round pick:The Ravens officially give full control to Lamar Jackson while John Elway gets an upgrade for his stopgap situation.Broncos trade QB Case Keenum to Redskins for 2020 sixth-round pick:Denver was able to take advantage of Washington’s desperate situation with injured Alex Smith to dump Keenum’s contract after acquiring Flacco. The Broncos also gave up a seventh-rounder next year to make it happen.Buccaneers trade WR DeSean Jackson to Eagles:The speedy deep threat still has some juice in that role at age 32. The Eagles love that element in their offense and are hoping he’ll throw it back to some of the big plays he made for them as a young wideout.Giants trade DE Olivier Vernon to Browns for G Kevin Zeitler:This was a shrewd move by GM Dave Gettleman to move Vernon, an expensive misfit in the new defense, along with a fourth-rounder, for someone who can boost their all-around interior blocking right away.Eagles trade DE Michael Bennett to Patriots for 2020 fifth-round pick:This is your typical Patriots flyer on an aging, one-time star defensive player as the defensive line starts to get rebuilt in Philadelphia.Steelers trade OT Marcus Gilbert to Cardinals for 2019 sixth-round pick:Gilbert is another part of the mass offensive exodus from Pittsburgh. He is coming off an injury-marred season, and Arizona hopes he still has something left to solidify its right edge.Raiders trade G Kelechi Osemele to Jets for 2019 sixth-round pick:The Jets had some holes to plug on the offensive line, and the Raiders took the chance to flip a one-time megadeal player with diminishing returns.Dolphins trade QB Ryan Tannehill to Titans and 2019 sixth-round pick for 2020 fourth-round pick and 2019 seventh-round pick The Dolphins are going with newcomer Ryan Fitzpatrick as their bridge starter as they clear the decks to go after a QB in the ’19 draft. Tannehill will settle for being a good backup to Marcus Mariota.Bears trade RB Jordan Howard to Eagles for 2020 sixth-round pickThe Eagles land their power back replacement for Jay Ajayi to lead their commitee under Doug Pederson.Dolphins trade DE Robert Quinn to the Cowboys for 2020 sixth-round pickThe Cowboys get some cheap help for their depleting defensive line rotation on a one-time top pass rusher.2019 NFL free agents: Ranking top players by positionQuarterbacksPlayer2018 team2019 teamNick FolesEaglesJaguars (4 years, $88M)Tyrod TaylorBrownsChargers (2 years)Teddy BridgewaterSaintsSaints (1 year, $7.25M)Ryan FitzpatrickBuccaneersDolphins (2 years, $12M)Blake BortlesJaguarsRams (1 year)Brock OsweilerDolphinsTBDJosh McCownJetsTBDJosh JohnsonRedskinsTBDMatt SchaubFalconsFalcons (2 years)Geno SmithGiantsTBDRobert Griffin IIIRavensRavens (2 years)Ryan GriffinBuccaneersBuccaneers (2 years)Tom SavageBengalsLionsMark SanchezRedskinsTBDMatt CasselLionsTBDMike GlennonCardinalsRaidersBrett HundleySeahawksCardinalsAJ McCarronRaidersTexansBlaine GabbertTitansBuccaneersTrevor SiemianVikingsJets (1 year, $2M)Running backsPlayer2018 team2019 teamLe’Veon BellSteelersJets (4 years, $52.5M)Mark IngramSaintsRavens (3 years, $15M)Tevin ColemanFalcons49ers (2 years, $10M)Jay AjayiEaglesTBDT.J. YeldonJaguarsBills (2 years)Spencer WareChiefsColtsMike DavisSeahawksBears (2 years, $6M)Latavius MurrayVikingsSaints (4 years, $14.4M)C.J. AndersonRamsLionsMarshawn LynchRaidersRetiredDarren SprolesEaglesTBDAdrian PetersonRedskinsRedskins (2 years)Doug MartinRaidersRaidersIsaiah CrowellJetsRaiders (1 year)Carlos HydeJaguarsChiefs (1 year, $2.8M)Alex CollinsRavensTBDJavorius AllenRavensTBDBilal PowellJetsTBDRod SmithCowboysGiantsTy MontgomeryRavensJetsAlfred BlueTexansJaguarsCorey GrantJaguarsTBDJeremy HillPatriotsTBDAmeer AbdullahVikingsVikingsFrank GoreDolphinsBills (1 year, $2M)Alfred Morris49ersTBDJacquizz RodgersBuccaneersTBDZach Zenner’LionsLionsStevan RidleySteelersTBDLeGarrette BlountLionsTBDBenny CunninghamBearsJaguarsCameron Artis-PaynePanthersTBDBrandon BoldenDolphinsPatriotsKenjon BarnerPanthersFalcons (1 year)Wide receiversPlayer2018 team2019 teamGolden TateEaglesGiants (4 years, $37.5M)Adam HumphriesBuccaneersTitans (4 years, $36M)Devin FunchessPanthersColts (1 year)Tyrell WilliamsChargersRaidersDonte MoncriefJaguarsSteelers (2 years)Jamison CrowderRedskinsJets (3 years, $28.5M)Randall CobbPackersCowboys (1 year, $5M)John BrownRavensBills (3 years, $27M)Cole BeasleyCowboysBills (4 years, $29M)Chris ConleyChiefsJaguarsJordy NelsonRaidersRetiredChris HoganPatriotsPanthersPhillip DorsettPatriotsPatriots (1 year)Jordan MatthewsEagles49ers (1 year)Michael CrabtreeRavensTBDDanny AmendolaDolphinsLions (1 year, $4.5M)Dontrelle InmanColtsTBDMike WallaceEaglesTBDCordarrelle PattersonPatriotsBearsAldrick RobinsonVikingsTBDRyan GrantColtsRaidersBruce EllingtonLionsPatriots (1 year)Rishard MatthewsTitansTBDJermaine KearseJetsTBDJ.J. NelsonCardinalsRaidersDemaryius ThomasTexansPatriotsTavon AustinCowboysCowboysMaurice HarrisRedskinsPatriots (1 year)Kelvin BenjaminChiefsTBDDe’Anthony ThomasChiefsTBDCody LatimerGiantsGiantsJustin HardyFalconsFalcons (1 year)Russell ShepardGiantsGiantsKevin WhiteBearsCardinalsMichael FloydRedskinsTBDJosh BellamyBearsJets (2 years, $7M)Breshad PerrimanBrownsBuccaneers (1 year, $4M)Andre RobertsJetsBillsTight endsPlayer2018 team2019 teamJared CookRaidersSaintsTyler EifertBengalsBengals (1 year)Jeff HeuermanBroncosBroncos (2 years, $9M)Austin Seferian-JenkinsJaguarsPatriots (1 year)Jesse JamesSteelersLions (4 years, $25M)Demetrius HarrisChiefsBrowns (2 years)James O’ShaughnessyJaguarsJaguarsLevine ToiloloLionsTBDC.J. UzomahBengalsBengals (3 years, $18M)Geoff SwaimCowboysJaguarsTyler KroftBengalsBills (3 years, $18.75M)A.J. DerbyDolphinsTBDAntonio GatesChargersTBDLance KendricksPackersTBDLuke WillsonLionsRaidersMarcedes LewisPackersPackers (1 year)Erik SwoopeColtsTBDNeal SterlingJetsJetsMaxx WilliamsRavensTBDRichard RodgersEaglesEagles (2 years)Nick BoyleRavensRavens (3 years, $18M)Scott SimonsonGiantsGiantsMatt LaCosseBroncosPatriotsDwayne AllenPatriotsDolphins (2 years, $7M)Dion SimsBearsTBDDarren FellsBrownsTexans (1 year)Jake FisherBengalsBills (1 year)Offensive tacklesPlayer2018 team2019 teamTrent BrownPatriotsRaiders (4 years, $66M)Ja’Wuan JamesDolphinsBroncos (4 years, $52M)Daryl WilliamsPanthersPanthers (1 year, $7M)Donovan SmithBuccaneersBuccaneers (3 years, $41.25M)Kendall LammTexansBrowns (2 years, $7M)Ty SambrailoFalconsFalcons (3 years, $14.25M)Joe BarksdaleCardinalsTBDJermon BushrodSaintsTBDJared VeldheerBroncosPatriotsTy NsekheRedskinsBills (2 years, $14.5M)Chris ClarkPanthersTBDJosh WellsJaguarsJaguarsMarshall NewhousePanthersTBDGreg RobinsonBrownsBrowns (1 year, $7M)Cameron FlemingCowboysCowboys (2 years, $8.5M)Ryan SchraederFalconsTBDJordan MillsBillsDolphinsT.J. ClemmingsRaidersTBDLaAdrian WaddlePatriotsBillsJeremy ParnellJaguarsTBDBilly TurnerBroncosPackers (4 years, $28M)Matt KalilPanthersTexans (1 year)GuardsPlayer2018 team2019 teamRodger SaffoldRamsTitans (4 years, $44M)Ramon FosterSteelersSteelers (2 years, $8.25M)John MillerBillsBengals (3 years, $16.5M)Mike Person49ers49ers (3 years, $9M) Mike IupatiCardinalsSeahawks (1 year)T.J. LangLionsRetiredQuinton SpainTitansBillsNick EastonVikingsSaints (4 years, $24M)A.J. CannJaguarsJaguars (3 years)Tom ComptonVikingsJetsAndy LevitreFalconsTBDEric KushBearsBrownsJames CarpenterJetsFalcons (4 years)Jeff AllenChiefsTBDJamon BrownGiantsFalcons (3 years)D.J. FlukerSeahawksSeahawksJ.R. SweezySeahawksCardinals (2 years)Mike RemmersVikingsTBDJosh SittonDolphinsRetiredJosh KlineTitansVikings (3 years, $15.75M)CentersPlayer2018 team2019 teamMatt ParadisBroncosPanthers (3 years, $27M)Mitch MorseChiefsBills (4 years, $44.5M)Ryan KalilPanthersTBDTyler ShatleyJaguarsJaguarsTravis SwansonDolphinsTBDEdge rushersPlayer2018 team2019 teamDemarcus LawrenceCowboysCowboys (5 years, $105M)Jadeveon ClowneyTexansTexans (tag)Trey FlowersPatriotsLions (5 years)Frank ClarkSeahawksSeahawks (tag)Dee FordChiefs49ers (5 years, $87.5M)Preston SmithRedskinsPackers (4 years, $52M)Za’Darius SmithRavensPackers (4 years, $66M)Ezekiel AnsahLionsSeahawksShaquil BarrettBroncosBuccaneers (1 year, $5M)Brandon GrahamEaglesEagles (3 years)Dante Fowler Jr.RamsRams (1 year, $14M)Alex OkaforSaintsChiefs (3 years)Clay MatthewsPackersRams (2 years)Terrell SuggsRavensCardinals (1 year, $7M)Justin HoustonChiefsColts (2 years, $24M)Cameron WakeDolphinsTitans (3 years, $23M)Dion JordanSeahawksTBDAaron LynchBearsBearsBenson MayowaCardinalsRaidersJohn SimonPatriotsPatriotsWilliam HayesDolphinsTBDBruce IrvinFalconsPanthers (1 year)Vinny CurryBuccaneersEagles (1 year)Shane RayBroncosTBDMarkus GoldenCardinalsGiants (1 year)Andre BranchDolphinsTBDNick PerryPackersTBDAdrian ClaybornPatriotsFalconsDefensive tacklesPlayer2018 team2019 teamGrady JarrettFalconsFalcons (tag)Ndamukong SuhRamsTBDSheldon RichardsonVikingsBrowns (3 years, $39M)Muhammad WilkersonPackersTBDMargus HuntColtsColts (2 years, $9M)Malik JacksonJaguarsEagles (3 years, $30M)Darius PhilonChargersCardinals (2 years, $10M)Christian CovingtonTexansCowboys (1 year)Mario EdwardsGiantsSaints (2 years, $5M)Brent UrbanRavensTBDHenry AndersonJetsJets (3 years, $25.2M)Rodney GunterCardinalsCardinalsJohnathan HankinsRaidersRaiders (2 years)Haloti NgataEaglesRetiredDavid IrvingCowboysRetiredMalcom BrownPatriotsSaints (3 years, $15M)Tyeler DavisonSaintsFalconsKerry WynnGiantsTBDShamar StephenSeahawksVikings (3 years)Inside linebackersPlayer2018 team2019 teamJordan HicksEaglesCardinals (4 years, $36M)C.J. MosleyRavensJets (5 years, $85M)Denzel PerrymanChargersChargers (2 years)Kwon AlexanderBuccaneers49ers (4 years, $54M)L.J. FortSteelersEagles (3 years)Preston BrownBengalsBengals (1 year)Mark BarronRamsSteelers (2 years, $12M)Brandon MarshallBroncosRaiders (1 year)Josh BynesCardinalsTBDGerald HodgesCardinalsRetiredJake RyanPackersJaguarsManti Te’oSaintsTBDDeone BucannonCardinalsBuccaneers (1 year)David MayoPanthers49ers (2 years)Outside linebackersPlayer2018 team2019 teamAnthony BarrVikingsVikings (5 years, $67.5M)K.J. WrightSeahawksSeahawks (2 years)Thomas DavisPanthersChargers (2 years, $10.5M)Jamie CollinsBrownsTBDVontaze BurfictBengalsRaiders (1 year)Mychal KendricksSeahawksSeahawks (1 year, $4M)Emmanuel LamurJetsTBDRamon HumberPatriotsTBDKyle EmanuelChargersRetiredVincent ReyBengalsTBDDamien WilsonCowboysChiefs (2 years)Cornerbacks 11. Matt Paradis, C, Broncos (agreed with Panthers for 3 years, $27 million0Carolina replaces long-time start Ryan Kalil with the best free-agent offensive lineman who will give the Panthers a nice upgrade, especially in the running game. Paradis is coming off foot surgery after he fractured his fibula in Week 9, but before then, he was dominating as the anchor of Denver’s line. (Age: 29)12. Jordan Hicks, ILB, Eagles (agreed with Cardinals for 4 years, $36 million)Arizona moved on from both Josh Bynes and free agent Gerald Hodges to get the anchor of their new Vance Joseph-led defense. Hicks’ production was missed in Philadelphia sorely when he lost time to Achilles and calf injuries last season. He is a great clean-up man against the run and can get to the passer, too. In a strong class of free-agent inside men, when healthy, he’s the best. (Age: 26)13. Pierre Desir, CB, Colts (re-signed with Colts for 3 years)Desir was re-signed again for longer team after coming through with a fine season, improving from his struggles of 2017 to emerge as a steady, smooth cover man for defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus. (Age: 28)14. Ndamukong Suh, DT, RamsSuh got some big one-year money to join LA’s Super Bowl push, and after coming through as a good inside pass-rusher in the regular season, he showed his pop against the run in the playoffs. (Age: 32)15. Bryce Callahan, CB, Bears (agreed with Broncos for 3 years, $21 million)Callahan’s season ended in December with a foot injury, but before then, he was shining in the slot, posting two interceptions and two sacks. He was the top nickel option on the market so it makes sense he was reunited with Vic Fangio. (Age: 27)NFL DRAFT: Top prospects in 2019 class16. Nick Foles, QB, Eagles (agreed with Jaguars for 4 years, $88 million)With Joe Flacco on the move from Baltimore to Denver, Foles stood out as the best veteran starting QB option for Jacksonville. The Super Bowl 52 MVP was tied to the Jaguars early, and they are looking at him to be a major upgrade over Blake Borltes as a less dependent QB who can lift their run-heavy offense to bigger things. (Age: 30)17. Rodger Saffold, G, Rams (agreed with Titans for 4 years, $44 million)Saffold was signed to replace free agent Quinton Spain and will start at left guard in Tennessee between Taylor Lewan and Ben Jones. Saffold settled in well at left guard around other veterans and showed his best play in nine seasons with the Rams. (Age: 30)18. Jared Cook, TE, Raiders (agreed with Saints)Cook had a big season as Oakland’s go-to guy for Derek Carr, his best year as a receiver since he entered the league as a third-rounder in 2009. Now he’ll give Drew Bress his best athletic field-stretching target since the prime of Jimmy Graham to complement Michael Thomas. (Age: 32)19. Za’Darius Smith, OLB, Ravens (agreed with Packers for 4 years, $66 million)The Packers fill their big need for some young edge pass-rushing pop for defensive coordinator Mike Pettine. Smith broke out with 8.5 sacks and 10 tackles for loss at the right time last season and should be at full speed post-sports hernia surgery soon. (Age: 26)20. Steven Nelson, CB, Chiefs (agreed with Steelers for 3 years, $25.5 million)Pittsburgh needed some short-term help opposite Joe Haden and a contingency plan for him, too. Consider Nelson is built the same way, 5-11, 194 pounds — Haden stands 5-11, 195. Nelson was key to Kansas City being respectable on back-end coverage despite other corner issues, and he proved to be a solid on-ball defender with four interceptions and 15 passes defended. (Age: 25) NFL free agency in 2019 is here. The new league year begain on 4 p.m. ET on March 13, and two days before then through now, news of deals and signings have come fast and furious.Diving into the craziness, here is a look at the top unrestricted free agents, notable trades, the rankings by position and a quick look at the best restricted free agents. Player2018 team2019 teamPierre DesirColtsColtsSteven NelsonChiefsSteelers (3 years, $25.5M)Ronald DarbyEaglesEagles (1 year, $8.5M)Bryce CallahanBearsBroncos (3 years, $21M)Kareem JacksonTexansBroncos (3 years, $33M)Justin ColemanSeahawksLions (4 years, $36M)Darqueze DennardBengalsBengalsBradley RobyBroncosTexans (1 year, $10M)Jason McCourtyPatriotsPatriots (2 years)Jason VerrettChargers49ers (1 year, $3.6M)Morris ClaiborneJetsTBDRashaan MelvinRaidersLions (1 year, $3.5M)Bashaud BreelandPackersChiefs (1 year)Brent GrimesBuccaneersTBDCaptain MunnerlynPanthersTBDNevin LawsonLionsRaiders (1 year, $3M)Kevin JohnsonTexansBillsBuster SkrineJetsBears (3 years, $16.5M)Eric RowePatriotsDolphins (1 year)Brian PooleFalconsJets (1 year, $3.5M)Briean Boddy-CalhounBrownsTexans (1 year)Dominique Rodgers-CromartieRetirementRedskinsSafetiesPlayer2018 team2019 teamEarl ThomasSeahawksRavens (4 years, $55M)Adrian AmosBearsPackers (4 years, $27M)Landon CollinsGiantsRedskins (6 years, $84M)Ha Ha Clinton-DixRedskinsBears (1 year)Tyrann MathieuTexansChiefs (3 years, $42M)Lamarcus JoynerRamsRaiders (4 years, $42M)Tre BostonCardinalsTBDEric WeddleRavensRams (2 years, $10.5M)Eric BerryChiefsTBDJahleel AddaeChargersTexansGeorge IlokaVikingsCowboys (1 year)Andrew SendejoVikingsEagles (1 year)Clayton GeathersColtsColtsAdrian PhillipsChargersChargersKenny VaccaroTitansTitans (4 years, $26M)Mike MitchellColtsTBDTashaun GipsonJaguarsTexans (3 years, $22M)Darian StewartBroncosTBDMike AdamsPanthersTBDJimmie Ward49ers49ers (1 year, $5M)Glover QuinLionsTBDKurt ColemanSaintsTBDAntoine BetheaCardinalsGiants (2 years)Chris BanjoSaintsSaints (3 years, $9M)Kentrell BricePackersBuccaneers (1 year)Morgan BurnettSteelersBrowns (2 years)KickersPlayer2018 team2019 teamJason MyersJetsSeahawks (4 years)Stephen GostkowskiPatriotsPatriots (2 years)Robbie Gould49ers49ers (tag)Dan BaileyVikingsVikings (1 year)Matt BryantFalconsTBDSebastian JanikowskiSeahawksRetiredCairo SantosBuccaneersBuccaneersChandler CatanzaroPanthersJetsCody ParkeyBearsTBDPuntersPlayer2018 team2019 teamPat O’DonnellBearsBears (2 years)Bradley Pinion49ersBuccaneers (4 years)Ryan AllenPatriotsPatriots (1 year)Donnie JonesChargersTBDJordan BerrySteelersSteelers (2 years)Bryan AngerBuccaneersTBD2019 NFL free agents: Top 10 restricted free agentsRankingPlayerPosition2018 team1.Robby AndersonWRJets (tendered for 2019)2.Patrick OnwuasorILBRavens (re-signed for 2019)3.Shelby HarrisDTBroncos (re-signed for 2019)4.Trevor WilliamsCBChargers (tendered for 2019)5.Cory LittletonILBRams (tendered for 2019)6.Anthony HarrisSVikings (re-signed for 2019)7.Michael PierceDTRavens (tendered for 2019)8.George FantOTSeahawks (tendered for 2019)9.Geronimo AllisonWRPackers (re-signed for 2019)10.Rashard HigginsWRBrowns (re-signed for 2019)last_img